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Staffordshire Training Hub Bulletin
Issue 38, 07 June 2022
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Platinum Jubilee

Congratulations to her Majesty on her Platinum Jubilee

Credit: Eleanor Tomlinson Art

We hope you all enjoyed the long weekend and celebrations!
Staffordshire Training Hub Courses
Staffordshire Training Hub Courses

FULLY FUNDED Staffordshire Training Hub Courses

To request an Application Form for any of the above courses, or to express an interest for any off the courses that are full (as there may be future dates available), please e-mail

Please could we remind you to check your Junk Email Folder in Outlook if you haven't received a response within two weeks of submitting an Application Form for any
or our courses or funded programmes.
Featured Course
Lipid Management and Familial Hypercholesterolaemia

Tuesday, 14 June 22 at 1400-1600Hrs
Thursday, 23 June 22 at 1400-1600Hrs

Venue: Delivered virtually via MS Teams
Course Fee: FREE 
Speakers: Dr Jack Aw, GP, Dr Marcelino Ruiz Martin, GP and Nazish Khan, Consultant Pharmacist in Cardiovascular Disease

Open to: All Primary Care colleagues
Learning Outcomes: 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the priorities outlined in the NHS Long Term Plan with regards to the identification of people who may at risk of a cardiovascular event because of their lipid profile. 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the different risk stratification tools and resources that can be used to identify people who are risk of a cardiovascular event and in whom lipid lowering therapy should be initiated (e.g. QRISK2/3, JBS-3, NHS Health Checks). 
  • State the relative benefits of different lifestyle modifications to reduce cardiovascular disease burden 
  • Understand how to undertake searches to identify people with possible. familial hypercholesterolaemia and how they should be managed. 
  • Analyse clinical and patient information for people with hypercholesterolaemia and understand how to apply this to their management i.e. pharmacological and non-pharmacological.

 For further information, please refer to the flyer.  To reserve your place please complete the Application Form and return to by Sunday, 12 June 22
Hot Seat

This month it's the turn of EMMA BOOTH, Business Manager of Hanley, Bucknall and Bentilee PCN to take the 'Hot Seat'
Hello my name is Emma, and I’m the Business Manager of Hanley, Bucknall & Bentilee Primary Care Network in Stoke-on-Trent.

I began my Primary Care journey back in 2019 after graduating from university and landing a job as a medical receptionist at a local GP practice; before obtaining the position of administration support for my PCN just over a year and a half later, where I quickly learned more about PCNs and the administrative responsibilities that come with them. I was hired at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the organisation of COVID vaccination clinics at the forefront of my duties.

I started as our PCN’s new Business Manager in April of this year.  So far, my career in Primary Care has so far been anything but dull! I have gained a multitude of skills and I get to meet an array of different people on a daily basis. Responsibilities are constantly changing and I enjoy being able to assist staff and our PCN in being more efficient as we progress.

What are you reading at the moment?
Nothing at the moment, unfortunately!
Do you have a pet?
What’s your favourite movie?
'She's the Man'
How long have you been working in Primary Care?
Since 2019
What’s the most interesting part of your job?
No day is the same; the roles and responsibilities are so varied

Which person/people have inspired you in life?
I’m inspired everyday by each of my friends and family

What’s something you’re proud of in your professional life?
Being an integral part of the COVID-19 vaccination rollout

Are you a coffee or a tea person?

Do you have a motto in life?
Life is short, so make the most of everyday

What’s a skill you’d like to improve on?

If you could have a career in anything, what would it be?
I’d love to be multilingual and work for MI5!

Thanks to Emma for taking the Hot Seat - we've really enjoyed finding out more about you!
If you would like to nominate a colleague or take part yourself, please

Wellbeing Corner
Cost of Living Pressures

NHSE/I are continuing to support NHS employers with information and tools around staff financial wellbeing.   

Their in-work poverty and good employment site draws together important resources and good employer practice with examples from across the NHS:
The recording of their webinar held on 24th May 22 looking at the financial challenges affecting NHS people and what employers can do to support them is available here:

Quote chosen by Dr Sheena Gibson, Staffordshire Training Hub Clinical Director
If you would like us to feature your favourite quote, please
e-mail it to
ARRS Update

Midlands Regional Care Co-ordinator Network
Tuesday, 14 June 2022 at 10:30-12:00Hrs 
via MS Teams
This event is targeted at Care Co-ordinators who work with social care organisations who would like to develop their knowledge around adult social care and the support available for the workforce. This is the second session of the network, after its launch in February.
Based on feedback from the last session, this session will focus on person centred support and care plans and personal budgets with speakers including representatives
from Think Local Act Personal.  
In addition there will be an opportunity to share best practice and network with other professionals within similar roles in the Midlands Region.

 Click here to book on.
GP Update

You are welcome to have an informal chat with no commitment with the GP Facilitator, Dr Donna Turfrey at to see if it’s for you.  Alternatively, click here for the Application Form.
Nurses Update
 JOIN Find Me a Locum - General Practice Nurses
As part of the planned upgrade to Find Me a Locum, a new “Nurse Bank” will soon be introduced. General Practices Nurses from across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent can register to apply for locum sessions advertised by local practices.

Nurses can now fully register on the system for free, which includes necessary employment checks.
Benefit for nurse locums:
  • Increase your opportunities to work flexibly
  • Register your profile quickly and easily online
  • Shortlist sessions by Locum Chamber
  • Apply for new opportunities at the click of a button
  • Receive urgent vacancy alerts straight to your phone
  • Access a built-in personal planner to help schedule work
  • Produce and send invoices for work completed
  • Create your own regular ‘chamber’ of GP practices.
For full information on Find Me a Locum, click here
To Register click here

To register on Find me a Locum platform you will need to access from your email address.

FAO South Staffordshire Practices: practice activation codes
Following previous communications to practices about the Find Me a Locum platform, all South Staffordshire practices will shortly be receiving an email with instructions on how practice managers can register an account and start to advertise locum sessions.

As a reminder, full information on Find Me a Locum can be found by clicking here.
Staffordshire and National Activity
Working at Scale with Stakeholders to develop the PCN
In this masterclass you will be introduced to some inspiring examples of collaboration which have broken through boundaries and will explore how you can work at scale to reduce health inequalities and develop services across the system. 
The masterclass will cover:
 Understand stakeholders and what they need from primary care.
  • Considering the patient perspective and local health inequalities
  • Exploring local/regional opportunities for collaboration, multi-disciplinary working within integrated care systems, and effective resourcing. 
  • Introducing Total Quality Management and the contributing factors leaders can develop to improve quality in the PCN and beyond.
  • Action planning. 
Participants will take away a Quality Management & Problem-Solving toolkit.
Thursday 23rd June 2022, 17:00 pm - 19:00 pm
Previous Bulletin Round-up

Please click here to view last weeks Staffordshire Training Hub Bulletin
which included the following:
  • Learning Disability Awareness Event: Thursday, 23 June 2022 from 1830-2100Hrs
  • Primary Care Wellbeing Survey: The NHS Institute for Employment Studies are inviting all staff working across primary care to complete this survey.  Closing date is Thursday, 30 June 2022
  • NHSEI Social Prescribing Webinar:  Supporting the Development of your Personalised Care Workforce. Wednesday, 22 June 2022, 1300-1400
External Provider Events
New Wound Care Education
for the Health and Care Workforce

This eLearning programme was developed by Health Education England eLearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) in partnership with the National Wound Care Strategy Programme and Health Education England. The programme aims to provide the knowledge and skills needed to enable appropriate wound care to people in any health and care setting.

What's new? 

There are 3 new tier 2 eLearning modules available, on the topics listed below: 

  • Dressing Wounds 
  • The Foot at Risk 
  • Choosing the Right Compression Therapy  

Aimed at patient-facing heath and care practitioners, these interactive modules include links to videos and activities and take between 30 and 60 minutes to complete. Tier 2 sessions include a knowledge assessment, which must be passed to gain certification. 

Introductory Tier 1 modules include the Essentials of Skin Care, Wound Assessment, Leg Ulceration and Pressure Ulcer Prevention. 

About the National Wound Care Strategy Programme 
These education resources have been developed as part of the National Wound Care Strategy programme, which aims to implement a consistently high standard of wound care across England by reducing unnecessary variation, improving safety and optimising patient experience and outcomes.   

Visit the National Wound Care Strategy website for more information about the programme.    

How to access the eLearning programme 
To learn more about the sessions, please visit the programme page

The National Wound Care Strategy Programme eLearning is also available to the NHS health and care workforce via AICC and the Electronic Staff Record (ESR). 

Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent CCGs and
Midlands & Lancashire CSU IT Training Programme

A new schedule of virtual IT Training is now available via the MLCSU Academy.  The creation of the following sessions follows the feedback in the DEPCS meetings and the Training Needs Assessment survey that many Practices completed with Staffordshire Training Hub.

To secure a place, interested staff must register for an account with MLCSU Academy, using the Staffordshire registration code

Please see below list of courses available, dates and links to the MLCSU Academy website:
One Health and Care       
Tuesday, 14 June 2022 1000-1030               Thursday, 16 June 2022 1330-1400          Tuesday, 21 June 2022 1400-1430             Wednesday, 22 June 2022 1000-1030
Click here to register and secure a place  
EMISWeb - Introduction to EMIS Web
 Thursday, 9 June 2022 1000-1200Hrs         Wednesday, 15 June 2022 1000-1200Hrs
Thursday, 23 June 2022 1400-1600Hrs     
  Wednesday, 29 June 2022 1400-1600Hrs
here to register and secure a place 

EMISWeb – Admin and Reception Essentials
 Wednesday, 22 June 2022 1300-1600Hrs
here to register and secure a place

EMISWeb - Clinician Essentials
Wednesday, 22 June 2022 1000-1300Hrs      Thursday, 23 June 2022 1000-1300Hrs
here to register and secure a place

EMIS – EPS Essentials
21 June 2022 1300-1400HrsTuesday, 
Click here to register and secure a place 

EMIS – GP2GP – Registration and GP2GP Essentials
Thursday, 23 June 2022 0930-1100Hrs
here to register and secure a place  

Docman 10 – Introduction and Administration
Wednesday, 15 June 2022 1000-1200Hrs       Thursday, 16 June 2022 1000-1200Hrs
here to register and secure a place   

MS Teams Overview
Wednesday, 29 June 2022 1000-1100Hrs
here to register and secure a place    

MS Excel Essentials (Face-to-Face in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent)
 Thursday,  23 June 2022 0930-1230 (Smithfield)
here to register and secure a place

MS Excel Intermediate and Advanced skills (Face-to-Face in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent)
Thursday, 23 June 2022 1300-1600 (Smithfield) 
here to register and secure a place 

Cyber Security
Wednesday, 22 June 2022 1300-1400 
here to register and secure a place  

Please refer to the
flyer for further information. If you have further queries, please directly e-mail Mike Jones, Senior Project Manager at

The new IT Training programme has been very successful with a waiting list for some courses and lots of great feedback from staff, however, we had a 40% DNA on one of our fully booked EMIS courses held on 18th  May 22. 
PLEASE NOTE: If you can no longer attend a training session, please kindly e-mail the MLCSU training team at soonest, with your course booking reference so that your place can be offered to those on the waiting list.

FREE Training Opportunities for all Health Care Support Workers, General Practice Nurses and Community Nurses

Wound Assessment and Dressing Selection
Thursday, 9 June 2022 at 1300-1500Hrs

Wound Bed Preparation: Timers and Debridement
Friday, 17 June 2022 at 1230-1400Hrs

A&P of Skin / Wound Healing
Tuesday, 28 June 2022 at 1230-1400Hrs

If you would like to attend one of these events, please e-mail or call or text: 07398139432

FREE Training Events
Venous Thromboembolism and Atrial Fibrillation
Tuesday, 21 June 2022 at 12:15 - 13:15

NICE Guidelines - Diabetes
Wednesday, 22 June 2022 at 19:00 - 20:00

Thinking Beyond the HbA1c
Thursday, 7 July 2022 at 19:00 - 20:00

Breast Cancer and Alternatives to HRT
Wednesday, 13 July 2022 at 12:15 - 13:15

Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC)
Wednesday, 13 July 2022 at 19:00 - 20:00

Contraception for Specific Population
Thursday, 1 September 2022 at 12:15 - 13:15

Do Kidneys really matter in Diabetes?
Thursday, 8 September 2022 at 19:00 - 20:00

Menopause and HRT
Thursday, 8 September 2022  at 14:30 - 16:00 

Self-harm Awareness Training (Safeguarding)
Monday, 12 September 2022  at 19:00 - 20:00

Combined Hormonal Contraception
Thursday, 29 September 2022  at 12:15 - 13:15

Emergency Contraception
Thursday, 29 September 2022  at 12:15 - 13:15

Lessons Learnt - Safeguarding Adult Reviews
Thursday, 13 October 2022  at 19:00 - 20:00

Self-neglect and Safeguarding
Tuesday, 18 October 2022  at 12:15 - 13:15
To book a place on any of the above courses:

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